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Who will win the Tour of Flanders 2024? Analysing the favorites

HARELBEKE BELGIUM MARCH 22 Race winner Mathieu van der Poel of The Netherlands and Team Alpecin Deceuninck competes in the breakaway passing through the Oude Kwaremont cobblestones sector while fans cheer during the 67th E3 Saxo Bank Classic Harelbeke 2024 a 2076km one day race from Harelbeke to Harelbeke UCIWT on March 22 2024 in Harelbeke Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

The second Monument of the year has arrived with the Tour of Flanders just days away and the scene set for an intriguing battle over the 270km from Antwerp to Oudenaarde.

There has been a reshuffling of the contenders after the testing of the waters at the run-in races, with some potential favourites have fallen down, or even off, the list while others have made it clear that their rightful place is right near the very top. Mads Pedersen and his Lidl-Trek team, for one, delivered a reminder of the power in team strength with his impressive Gent-Wevelgem victory over Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck). 

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